Temperatures dropping, leaves changing colors, and citrus fruit ripening on trees are all telltale signs of weather changing in the Valley of the Sun. According to the just released winter forecast for the Southwest by The Farmers’ Almanac, we’re expected to experience cool temperatures but less than normal precipitation. Regardless of predictions, it’s definitely the time to prepare for the arrival of winter. The best way to be comfortable throughout fall and winter is to take proper care of your HVAC system. Here are five ways to prepare your HVAC system for the colder temperatures ahead.
Change Your Air Filter
Taking less than two minutes, changing out your air filter will increase your HVAC productivity by 15%. That’s real savings in a challenging economy. A clean air filter keeps your HVAC running smoothly, captures dust in ductwork, and improves indoor air quality while preparing your HVAC for seasonal changes.
Warm Up Your Heater
Your HVAC heating system probably hasn’t been turned on since early Spring. A good idea would be to test unit functionality by flipping the switch over from air conditioning to heat. It may take a bit of time to be fully working as it has been sitting idle for many months. This way you don’t have to wait until overnight lows dip below 40 degrees to find out your heating system isn’t working.
Check Your Thermostat
Your thermostat needs to be checked to make sure it’s running properly. Our team of technicians can make sure it takes the least amount of time to reach ideal temperature settings.
Your HVAC system is a large investment in your house, so it’s important to take care of it. Having a well-maintained system with routine, twice-yearly maintenance is essential in Arizona. The professionals at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating will make sure your HVAC system activates properly when the thermostat is adjusted, listen to the sounds it makes, and take a deeper look into system mechanics. Our certified technicians are highly trained to catch little problems before they cause major system breakdowns. They’ll check the compressor, wiring, connections, inside and around ductwork, listen for strange noises, and inspect for any physical damage.
Now is a perfect time to consider adding additional insulation and weather stripping to your home. Any areas in your house that have air leaks can be sealed properly to improve your home’s overall efficiency.
Bruce’s highly trained technicians are here for you. Winter preparations will save you money and improve the life of your system. Call us today at 480-968-5652 to schedule your maintenance.
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